For Immediate Release: December 6, 2022

SMUD discusses benefits of decarbonization through STEM activities with Pacific Elementary journalism students

SMUD will discuss its 2030 Zero Carbon Plan and demonstrate hands-on STEM activities with Pacific Elementary School in south Sacramento. During this interactive session, students, including a journalism club, will learn about the health, environmental and economic benefits of SMUD’s work to eliminate carbon from the region’s power supply.

WHAT:     SMUD zero carbon presentations at Pacific Elementary

WHEN:     Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 11 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  Pacific Elementary School, Room 26, 6201 41st Street, Sacramento, CA 95824

WHO:       SMUD’s Community Education & Technology Center, Pacific Elementary 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students, Pump Paw Press

Students will learn about a variety of energy-related topics, such as renewable energy, STEM concepts, home energy efficiency and other advanced energy concepts. They will also participate in hands-on activities. Activities will engage students in topics and technologies that are central to SMUD’s Clean Energy Vision, which will remove carbon emissions from the region’s power supply by 2030.

Following the presentations and activities, student journalists with Pacific Elementary’s Pump Paw Press will interview a SMUD representative for their student-produced video news segment.

Year round, SMUD’s Community Education & Technology Center offers students, instructors and the public opportunities to engage in clean energy education in an interactive way through workshops and special events.

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest, community-owned, not-for-profit electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity to Sacramento County for more than 75 years. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. Today, SMUD’s power supply is on average about 50 percent carbon free and SMUD has a goal to reach zero carbon in its electricity production by 2030. For more information on SMUD’s Zero Carbon Plan and its customer programs, visit